Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came – Robert Browning

Het gedicht dat Stephen King inspireerde tot het het schrijven van de prachtige  cyclus De donkere toren

My first thought was, he lied in every word,
That hoary cripple, with malicious eye
Askance to watch the working of his lie
On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford
Suppression of the glee, that pursed and scored
Its edge, at one more victim gained thereby.

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